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Old 04-02-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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"The Newsroom" new HBO series from Sorkin

They showed the trailer after Game of Thrones and I watched it twice. Sorkin is a favorite and nice to see him return to the "newsroom".


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Old 04-02-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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When is the first episode? Might be something I'll tune into. I just hope they tone down "Sorkin Speak" in this series. Those who watch some of his work will know what I mean.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:18 AM   #3
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:46 AM   #4
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I will have to try to remember to look for this. I love Sorkin's work, with the exception of West Wing (which was a fine show, just loaded up with too much of Sheen and too much liberal bent). Sorkin writes some of the best dialogs ever though, and can normally keep me entertained for a while.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:25 AM   #5
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When is the first episode? Might be something I'll tune into. I just hope they tone down "Sorkin Speak" in this series. Those who watch some of his work will know what I mean.
And fast walking.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:39 AM   #6
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This one sounds fairly liberal also. I have no problem with that but others may.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:39 AM   #7
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Looks GREAT. And I hope the do not tone down anything. Sorkin is Sorkin. In my opinion West Wing was the best tv show of all time and that's in no small part due to everything Sorkin added.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:55 AM   #8
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Probably the same night True Blood returns. Sookie and Sorkie back to back.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:17 PM   #9
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Yes, Please!

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Old 04-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #10
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This be awesome news. I too am a massive sorkin fan and hbo is an outlet that might actually let him get past a couple of seasons.

His behind the scenes shows are always good so i look forward to this even if I hate the news.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:32 PM   #11
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #12
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Sorkin must carry around a copy of the script for Network as his personal bible. Both Studio 60 and this show start out with allusions to that movie.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:09 PM   #13
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Since Studio 60 I have been deprived shows featuring workaholics walking fast while talking non-stop down crowded hallways on their way to meetings where everyone leans back in their chairs and talks fast at each other.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:10 PM   #14
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Before I saw that preview: Meh - not really a fan of Jeff Daniels.

After I saw that preview: Looks really good!
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:50 PM   #15
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Since Studio 60 I have been deprived shows featuring workaholics walking fast while talking non-stop down crowded hallways on their way to meetings where everyone leans back in their chairs and talks fast at each other.
Exactly!!

Huge hole in my TV viewing experience. Can't wait.
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Great. Just when I was thinking About cutting HBO...this and Veep have me hooked!!
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:38 PM   #17
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Oh Please - Oh Please..I hope it is good. And more than 11 episodes in a season. And more than 1 season. I set a calendar reminder, plus I know someone will post something here as time gets closer.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:52 AM   #18
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Looks GREAT. And I hope the do not tone down anything. Sorkin is Sorkin. In my opinion West Wing was the best tv show of all time and that's in no small part due to everything Sorkin added.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:43 AM   #19
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I'm in. SP set.

I also noticed that they have a 'making of...' program that precedes the premiere by several days so I'm going to check that out first.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:08 AM   #20
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This one sounds fairly liberal also. I have no problem with that but others may.
It does look like it will definitely lean liberal, but it's TV. I honestly don't care. If it's good drama, no biggie.

And this looks like it'll be good drama. I'm in.

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Old 06-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #21
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This one sounds fairly liberal also.
It's the news on a station other than Fox. Of course it's liberal!
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It's the news on a station other than Fox. Of course it's liberal!
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:50 PM   #23
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"the plot is literally old news: the BP oil spill, the Tea Party, the Arizona immigration law. That sounds like an innovative concept, but it turns the characters into back-seat drivers, telling us how the news should have been delivered. Naturally, McAvoy slices through crises by “speaking truth to stupid,” in McHale’s words. But he also seizes credit for “breaking stories”—like the political shenanigans of the Koch brothers"

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critic...ision_nussbaum

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Old 06-19-2012, 03:09 AM   #25
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Since Studio 60 I have been deprived shows featuring workaholics walking fast while talking non-stop down crowded hallways on their way to meetings where everyone leans back in their chairs and talks fast at each other.
LOL!!!!


I enjoyed Studio 60 but Sports Night was way too dark to have a laugh track.


I roll my eyes at Sorkin's unsutble politics and try to enjoy the characters.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:55 AM   #26
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"the plot is literally old news: the BP oil spill, the Tea Party, the Arizona immigration law. That sounds like an innovative concept, but it turns the characters into back-seat drivers, telling us how the news should have been delivered. Naturally, McAvoy slices through crises by “speaking truth to stupid,” in McHale’s words. But he also seizes credit for “breaking stories”—like the political shenanigans of the Koch brothers"

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I'll pass on the agitprop. This from a guy with the effrontery to claim he has no political agenda? Not paying for this.
Love the subtitle, "The artificial intelligence of “The Newsroom.”" Yeah, well, its Sorkin. Surprised? The man is talented but everything he touches just ooozes "I'm smarter than you, in a dumb sort of way".
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I enjoyed Studio 60 but Sports Night was way too dark to have a laugh track.
Sorkin never wanted the laugh track but ABC insisted. It was gone for the second season.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:29 AM   #28
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When is the first episode? Might be something I'll tune into. I just hope they tone down "Sorkin Speak" in this series. Those who watch some of his work will know what I mean.
Whereas I crave me some Sorkin Speak. I have missed literate, witty, well-spoken characters on television.

Last week I sat for four hours or so watching WW clips on YouTube, so bad is my jones for some Sorkin dialogue.
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Sorkin never wanted the laugh track but ABC insisted. It was gone for the second season.
I didnt know that. Maybe I'll watch season 2 then.
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I didnt know that. Maybe I'll watch season 2 then.
If you watch, you're better off starting from the beginning, and gritting your teeth through the laughter (if that kind of thing bothers you). It gradually decreases in quantity and volume over the first season.
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